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Application of orthoses and neurostimulation in neurorehabilitation 

Application of orthoses and neurostimulation in neurorehabilitation
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Application of orthoses and neurostimulation in neurorehabilitation
Author(s):

Jacopo Carpaneto

and Silvestro Micera

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199673711.003.0030

May 26, 2016: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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Electrical stimulation can allow the recruitment of muscles to achieve functional movements. This approach is therefore very interesting to restore motor functions in subjects who have lost them because of neurological problems. In this chapter the main approaches to restoration of grasping and of locomotor functions using electrical stimulation and also the combined use of electrical stimulation and mechanical orthoses are presented.The potentials and limits related to the use of these different non-invasive or invasive techniques are highlighted and examined. Finally, a brief description of future trends and current limitations is also provided.

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